GaPQC will implement the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM), Cardiac Conditions in Obstetrical Care (CCOC) patient safety bundle starting in summer 2022. The goal of the CCOC initiative is to reduce severe morbidity and mortality related to maternal cardiac conditions in Georgia. GaPQC’s AIM will reduce harm related to existing and pregnancy related cardiac conditions through the 4th trimester by 20%.
The Georgia Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) has identified cardiomyopathy and cardiac and coronary conditions as leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths during 2018-2020 in Georgia. There is a call to action for cardiologists that provide care to women during pregnancy and postpartum to engage in GaPQC's new Cardiac Conditions in Obstetric Care initiative and to become part of a cardiology referral network to ensure timely and appropriate referrals to care.